Overall I think that we, the fitness community, do some hugely positive things, inspiring people to make changes, which can sometimes be genuinely life changing. However, I am also aware that in our haste and enthusiasm to promote our fitness ideals, we are also in part to blame for the veil of confusion that has descended upon it all, which brings with it more questions than answers.
I don't believe that good health should be about restriction, starvation or press-ups in a gym, and it's outdated to think wellbeing is just for hippies or that healthy food has to be tasteless and bland. Times are changing rapidly; the big gyms and spas need to walk on the wild side a bit more, or fear being left behind
Fitness has always been a part of my life. It began with boxing while at school through bodybuilding and strength training as a teenager through to the present day. I have always prioritized health and wellness in order to stay competitive in everything I do because I passionately believe being healthy and physically fit has a direct correlation to happiness and success, whatever your personal idea of that may be.
With fitness selfies (aka 'Healthies') becoming increasingly popular, A-List celebs including Pink, Gisele Bundchen, Jennifer Lopez and Justin Beiber are using the craze to show off their toned, muscular physiques; leaving many of us wondering 'How do they do it?' 'Can real people achieve these results too?' Well, luckily for us, the answer is YES!!
There's nothing more depressing than seeing that little pot belly poking obstinately over the top of your hip-slung trousers. Whether it's a post-baby belly or a few too many beers, tummy fat can be tough to shift and potentially harmful to your all round health. But panic not. There are tried and tested techniques that can turn a tummy into a triumphant six pack.
After the Easter scoff-fest, and as magazines begin to herald the latest way to get a 'Beach Ready Body' for Summer, minds may well be turning back to those abandoned gym resolutions. Here's my selection of gym bag beauty treats and all other manner of exercise carrots to help you get back on track with those fitness resolutions.
Unfortunately most beginners do not always know their goals they are after or, more often, they are too embarrassed to reveal them. But if you want to have Jennifer Lopez's derrière, don't tell your trainer your goal is to get toned. Say, I want to have a bum to die for! Believe me, he or she is more vain than you are!